Geography and Environment


‘Once in a generation change’ in British shopping habits drives high street revival

24 March 2015

With one of the most exhaustive evidence reviews into high streets, town centres and consumer habits ever conducted in Britain, researchers at the University of Southampton have highlighted the seismic shifts in consumer behaviour which, combined with significant technological innovations, are having a deep and profound impact on the evolution of UK high streets.

Measles cases predicted to almost double in Ebola epidemic countries

13 March 2015

An international study involving the University of Southampton suggests there could be a rise in measles cases of 100,000 across the three countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa due to health system disruptions.

Yangtze lake sediment sampling

Large scale study warns of unsustainable ecological decline in rural China

16 February 2015

The agricultural development of a region of eastern China is ecologically unsustainable and actions are needed soon to reverse its decline, according to a new study by geographers at the University of Southampton.

Pursuing a major advance in environmental sensing

29 January 2015

Academics at the University of Southampton are collaborating on a multidisciplinary project that could see a major advance in environmental sensing.

New data model gives insight into youth smoking variation across England

28 January 2015

New figures released today estimate smoking rates among young people (aged 15) in local areas of England for the first time.

Geography achieves outstanding results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014

19 December 2014

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranking 11th for the volume of its high quality research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Playing a key role in the battle to eliminate Rhodesian sleeping sickness

25 November 2014

Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton is helping play a significant role in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) bid to eliminate one of the major diseases of mankind.

National recognition for Geography and Environment students

14 November 2014

Two Geography and Environment masters students have been nationally recognised for their research being shortlisted for the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) Awards for Geospatial Excellence.

Researchers prove accuracy of mobile phone population mapping

28 October 2014

A study by an international team, including the University of Southampton, has shown population maps based on anonymous mobile phone call record data can be as accurate as those based on censuses.

Professor Keith Barber

Professor Keith Barber – Pioneer of research on climate change and inspiring the next generation of scientists

23 October 2014

Although Keith Barber formally retired from the University of Southampton in 2009, the Emeritus Professor of Quaternary Palaeoecology, who also served as Director of the Palaeoecology Laboratory is still an active researcher and very much part of the team in Geography.